Mexican Style Corn on the Cob topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.
Have you hit up your local or State Fair yet? We try to get to our local fair every year. It’s a small event, but we get a good turn out for the competitive exhibits and livestock auction. There is also plenty of ferris wheel and twirly rides that everyone seems to enjoy.
I stay away from anything that turns me upside down. I get nauseated just looking at those rides! I’m happy to be in charge of holding everyone’s backpack, sunglasses, and sweatshirts until we get to the bumper cars. As crazy as it sounds, I feel safe in that ride. lol
What I really enjoy is the concession stands full of fried twinkies, funnel cakes (extra whipped cream, please!), and one of the newest foods that has made its way to street fairs and county fairs is Mexican Style Corn on the Cob!
Fresh ears of corn are grilled on huge hot grills charing the corn perfectly, and then lathered in butter and a layer of El queso Cotija de Montaña, a salty dry cheese mixed with chili powder. The traditional recipe also includes either mayonnaise or creama. I don’t care for mayo, but if you do, do use it in this recipe. It’ll help glue all the goodies onto the corn.
- 4-6 corn on the cob cooked
- 1 cup cojita cheese, grated (your preference - fine like parmesan or in chunks)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup butter, unsalted and melted
- 4-6 lime wedges
- cilantro for garnish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g
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Now you can make this tasty corn at home year round! Grill your corn, cook it on the stove or you can also cook the corn in a Crock Pot like this Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Butter.
Which ever method you try you’ll love the sweet corn with the salty cheese and flavorful chili. This Mexican Style Corn on the Cob is a meal on its own! Enjoy with a refreshing Paloma Cocktail!